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Blessed Solanus Casey

Servant of the sick and the poor

“Blessed be God in all his designs, and in his mercy, which is above all his works.”


The Capuchin Franciscan friars of the Province of St. Joseph, along with our partners in ministry, welcome you to this space dedicated to the memory and spirituality of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey. Here, you can learn about Blessed Solanus and his cause for sainthood. You can plan a visit or take a virtual tour of the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. You can learn about and become a member of the Father Solanus Guild. You can shop our online store, or submit prayer petitions.

An aerial exterior photograph taken October 2022 of the Solanus Casey Center and St. Bonaventure Chapel and Monastery in the foreground. In the midground is the Islandview neighobrhood and in the background are high-rise condominiums in Detroit's Gold Coast neighbrhood.

Visit the Solanus Casey Center

Inspired by the life and example of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey, this Center strives to be a place of pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation and peace.


1780 Mount Elliott St
Detroit, MI 48207-3427
Hours, Mass times and confession schedule

Cause for Canonization

Blessed Solanus Casey, beatified in 2017, is on the path to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. If canonized, Blessed Solanus would be the first American-born priest to become a saint.

Many favors have been reported due to the intercession of Blessed Solanus, both in his lifetime and following his death in 1957. The Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization collects and tracks these favor reports. We invite the public to report any favors received to us.

Report a favor
Blessed Solanus Casey meets with a couple in an office at the monastery
A close-up photo of a wood handcarved statue of Blessed Solanus Casey located in St. Bonaventure Chapel

The Father Solanus Guild

In becoming a member of the Father Solanus Guild, you are keeping alive the inspiring memory of Blessed Solanus and bringing knowledge of his exemplary life to others. In addition, you are making possible the archiving of information about his life and work, and providing prayer, support and material assistance to the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey.

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From the Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey

Recent Blog Posts

May 30, 2023
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Solanus Casey Center Director Brother Steve Kropp stands in the atrium of the Solanus Casey Center.

May Message from the Director

Its hard to believe that the Easter season is behind us and we are back into Ordinary Time. During this Easter season, we welcomed the Risen Christ with great joy in our hearts: Hallelujah, Christ is risen, he is truly risen!

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May 17, 2023
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Summer photograph of the exterior of the Solanus Casey Center and the creation garden. Day lillies are in full bloom in the foreground. The garden appears lush and verdant.

Bloom where you’re planted

“Bloom Where You’re Planted” was popularized in the 1970s. Recently, that maxim popped up in a conversation with a regular visitor at the Solanus Casey Center.

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May 16, 2023
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A photograph of Lily who experienced a favor through the intercession of Blessed Solanus Casey

Lily’s Story

Lily was born with her right hip dislocated from the socket, and she was unable to walk. What happened when friends began praying for Blessed Solanus’ intercession?

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March 30, 2023
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Portrait of Br. George Kooran, OFM Cap.

I’ll Take a Dozen!

A few weeks back a group of family members came to the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. One of our friars, Br. Dan, greeted and welcomed them. They had a wonderful story to share.

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Upcoming Events

Event Jun 16

Guild Mass for Living Members – Feast of the Sacred Heart

Join us at St. Bonaventure Chapel as we celebrate the […]

Event Jul 07

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Join the Capuchin friars and the wider Catholic community in prayer and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament each First Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with noontime benediction.

Event Jul 30

Feast of Blessed Solanus Casey: Mass in the Morning

Join us as we celebrate the feast of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey.



Man holding prayer card

Canonization Prayer

O God, I adore You. I give myself to You. May I be the person You want me to be, and May Your will be done in my life today.

I thank You for the gifts You gave Father Solanus. If it is Your Will, bless us with the Canonization of Father Solanus so that others may imitate and carry on his love for all the poor and suffering of our world.

As he joyfully accepted Your divine plans, I ask You, according to Your Will, to hear my prayer for… (your intention) through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Blessed be God in all His Designs.”

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit
May 2017

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